On November 16 and 17, 2022, CSEA convened experts from the data space in Accra, Ghana, for the conference tagged “The Quest for Improved Data Governance in Africa: Lessons on Regulating to Foster Innovation and Growth”.
Participants at the event included the Head of Ghana Statistical Service, as well as other experts on data issues from the University of Ghana, IEA Ghana, University of Pretoria , and others.
This event which draws from and builds on CSEA’s two-year study on data governance issues across Africa provided a platform for sharing lessons learned, and discussing the next steps required to steer the continent in the right direction as it relates to data and technology governance.
CSEA was represented by Dr. Adedeji Adeniran, Bahago Kashema, Ezra Ihezie and Eddy Akpabio.
Dr. Adedeji Adeniran’s presentation was on the “State of Digitalisation and Data Governance in Africa”; Kashema Bahago’s presentation was on “Existing Digital Initiatives in Africa: How are Governments Connecting Citizens?”, while Ezra Ihezie gave a presentation of the CSEA’s Digital Governance Index which was developed to measure Africa’s level of digital development holistically and to serve as a policy tracker for policymakers.